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Today on You Are Here we explore admiration in the 21st century. 10 years ago the social media site Facebook launched to the general public. Today most of you probably check your news feed every day, and you’re not alone. Last year, about 170 million people joined Facebook, increasingly the total number of users to over 1 billion people worldwide. According to the company, 81 percent of this use comes from outside the US and Canada. You probably remember having to call someone to wish them happy birthday–without a digital, automated reminder, but that’s not the case for kids growing up these days.
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First, we’ll take a look at how Facebook has changed the way society interacts, starting a trend that has made communication faster, briefer and that has exponentially increased the reach of one individual.
Next, the Arab Spring and Occupy Movement both announced demonstrations on Twitter. And the results garnered attention worldwide. We’ll talk to activist about back-when, and look at the most recent people’s campaign using the Internet in the Ukraine.
Then, we couldn’t talk about adoration without addressing celebrity.
Finally, we combine the power of a crowd and cyber admiration. And to do that, reporter Amanda Beland takes you to the newest exhibit of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston